Pat Allen, left, recently presented a check for $10,326.64 to Amber Leifheit of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation for the Fore Bill Scholarship Fund. Each year, Pat raises money through the Fore Bill Golf Outing, in memory of her husband Bill's community service. A total of $11,500 in scholarships has been given to 13 students since the fund was established in 2009. Pat and a committee are working on plans for this year's golf outing. Students may apply for scholarships at marshfieldareacommunityfoundation.org . Six $1,000 scholarships will be given this year.
The Marshfield Area Community Foundation has launched a project to promote civility and open communication in every realm of public discourse -- from politics to church groups, school boards to youth athletics. The Speak Your Peace civility project is modeled after programs implemented in the past decade by the Incourage Community Foundation and the Duluth-Superior Area Community Foundation. "There's a real need we see in the community," said Amber Kiggens-Leifheit, MACF executive director.
Anne Victoria Adler, 91 of Milwaukee, died Jan. 8, 2009, of natural causes. Anne was born June 1, 1917, to John Peter (J.P.) and Rosamond Victoria (Bille) Adler in Marshfield. She attended Milwaukee Downer College for two years and went on to earn her baccalaureate and a degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Anne then earned her graduate degree in economics from the University of North Carolina.